Summer Online Courses

Summer 2017 Online Courses

Online 2017 Summer Academy course choices: (Gr.4-8)

Chemistry of Food (Tue-Thu 7-8pm)
The Architectural Experience (Tue-Thu 7-8pm)
 
Biodiversity (Tue-Thu 8-9pm)
Python Programming (Tue-Thu 8-9pm)
 
Online 2017 Summer Academy Tuition: 
1 Class: $345 
2 Classes: $621 (10% discount)
3 Classes: $828 (20% discount)
4 Classes: $1,104 (20% discount) 
 
Online courses will run from Tue-Thu evenings each week for the same three weeks of each summer session (7/3-7/21 and 7/24-8/11), totaling nine one-hour sessions per course. Please indicate which online course(s) you wish to take during which Session(s). For example, you could take Chemistry of Food Session 1 and The Architectural Experience Session 2 or both The Architectural Experience and Biodiversity during Session 1. 

Chemistry of Food

Do you see your kitchen as your lab? Explore the chemical reactions necessary for us to enjoy our food. Discover at the molecular level what occurs when dough expands or a sauce thickens. Successful students are those who enjoy finding patterns in data, who are observant and inquisitive, who are not afraid to actively contribute to scholarly discussions among peers, who have a strong command of written and verbal English, and who possess a sustained motivation to complete tasks on time. This course includes one hour of online discussion per day, three times a week over the course of each 3 week session, so students will need Internet access to communicate via the Canvas learning management system.

The Architectural Experience

This conceptual architecture course is designed to enrich and extend the focus on introducing students to architectural patterns and techniques through activities, photos, and videos. Students may need to use common household items such as rulers, straws, and cardboard to complete their own architectural models. This course will address CCSS Math 5.MD.C.3 through C.5, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4, and 6.G.A.4, and NAEA Visual Arts Standards VA:Cn11.1.4a through 1.7a, VA:Re9.1.4a, VA:Re7.2.5a, VA:Re7.1.6a through 1.8a. Successful students are those who enjoy finding patterns in data, who are observant and inquisitive, who are not afraid to actively contribute to scholarly discussions among peers, who have a strong command of written and verbal English, and who possess a sustained motivation to complete tasks on time. This course includes one hour of online discussion per week over the course of the nine-week session, so students will need Internet access to communicate via the Canvas learning management system.

Biodiversity

This conceptual life science course is designed to enrich and extend the NGSS life science standards by exploring biomes through the lens of ecosystem operation. Specific species such as the whale shark will be introduced each week to highlight the importance of biodiversity to support the local ecosystem. Students will be challenged to consider how energy flows through an ecosystem’s food web and discuss environmental factors that could affect ecosystem operation. This course will address NGSS Life Science Standards 3-LS4-2 through 4-4, 5-LS2-1, MS-LS1-4 and 1-5, MS-LS2-1 through 2-5. Successful students are those who enjoy finding patterns in data, who are observant and inquisitive, who are not afraid to actively contribute to scholarly discussions among peers, who have a strong command of written and verbal English, and who possess a sustained motivation to complete tasks on time. This course includes one hour of online discussion per week over the course of the nine-week session, so students will need Internet access to communicate via the Canvas learning management system.

Python Programming

No, this course has nothing to do with snakes! Python is an advanced, multi-paradigm programming language that tends to be more versatile than C++ or Java. Students will work collaboratively and individually to create their own animations, games, tools, or anything else they can think of in a fun and interactive environment. Students will gain insight into the mind of a computer programmer as well as a basis for further education in software development. This course includes one hour of online discussion per day, three times a week over the course of each 3 week session, so students will need Internet access to communicate via the Canvas learning management system.